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Takao Saitô (characters) and
Kazuyoshi Takeuchi (character design) (2008)
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Release Date:
April 2008 (Japan) See more »
The shoot 'em up classic is back - with more firepower then ever! See more »
Duke Togo, a.k.a. Golgo 13, is a highly-skilled assassin hired only by those who pay top-dollar for his services - whether it's the FBI... See more »
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User Reviews:
Very good; almost as good as the manga. See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 7)
Hiroshi Tachi ... Duke Togo / ... (50 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mitsuo Senda ... Dave McCartney (50 episodes, 2008-2009)

Chris Ayres ... Dave McCartney (50 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Wald ... Golgo 13 / ... (50 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Directed by
Mitsuru Nasukawa (unknown episodes)
Masahiro Takada (unknown episodes)
Shunji Ôga (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Kazuyoshi Takeuchi (unknown episodes, 2008)
Takao Saitô (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Del Rio .... producer (50 episodes, 2008-2009)
John Ledford .... executive producer / producer (50 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eiichi Takahashi .... executive producer (50 episodes, 2008-2009)

Susumu Matsuyama .... producer (unknown episodes, 2008)
Ikuhiro Ohtsuki .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 2008)
Jun'ya Okamoto .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Seiji Suzuki (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Kentaro Takahashi (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Keiko Kai .... color (unknown episodes, 2008)
Aiko Shinohara .... color (unknown episodes, 2008)

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Additional Details

Japan:30 min (50 episodes)
Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:18 | USA:TV-MA

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According to various Japanese Anime/Magna Comic historians, the significance of Duke Togo's alias "Golgo 13" and the symbolism of a skeleton wearing a crown of thorns is this: Both refer to the "13th" Roman Soldier to take part in the crucification of Jesus Christ. Specifically, the 13th soldier is the one who put the crown of thorns on the head of Christ. "Golgo" refers to the hill of Golgotha where Christ was crucified.See more »
Errors in geography: Although some episodes are set in the United States, American characters often use European measurements like "kilometers" and "celcius". Also, road signs are drawn the European fashion rather than American styles such as round "halt" signs (rather than octagonal "stop" signs) and speed limit signs measured in "kilometers" per hour (rather than "miles" per hour).See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very good; almost as good as the manga., 3 January 2009
Author: Shanky McRibs from Dayton, Ohio

"Golgo 13," while being my favorite comic book character (although he is not likable; after all, he's an assassin), has not for the most part received very good, faithful screen adaptations. For the uninitiated, Golgo 13 is the alias of Duke Togo (also, probably an alias, but people seem to know his name routinely), the world's deadliest assassin and foremost sharpshooter. Now, TokyoTV has made a very faithful, beautifully rendered, decently animated animated series based on the long-running manga. I would recommend this for fans of manga/anime, comic books, and assassin/action movies and even mysteries. The episodes are self-contained and even non-linear, much like the comics. Catch this sweet show on the video-hosting sites, someone is in the process of translating them all into English, Spanish, and French.

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